The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartcard in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smartcard over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Smart Card
England / London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 403 433 424
Rank change year-on-year +30 -9  
Contract jobs citing Smartcard 8 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.039% 0.039% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Median daily rate £600 £400 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +153.96%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £375 £220
% change year-on-year -24.00% +70.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.05 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year - -59.37%  

Smartcard is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7504 8457 8270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 37.03% 36.71% 37.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5362 6092 5677
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 105 129
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.66%  

Smartcard
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Smartcard as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Smartcard in London

Smartcard
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Smartcard in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Smartcard in London

Smartcard
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smartcard in London over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smartcard in London

Smartcard
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smartcard in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smartcard in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Smartcard also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Smartcard.

1 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 4 (28.57%) EFT
1 4 (28.57%) EFTPOS
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile Commerce
1 4 (28.57%) ISO 8583
1 4 (28.57%) VeriFone
1 4 (28.57%) Contactless
1 4 (28.57%) FIS
2 3 (21.43%) WorldPay
2 3 (21.43%) Ingenico
2 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
2 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 2 (14.29%) Back Office
3 2 (14.29%) SAML
3 2 (14.29%) Internet
3 2 (14.29%) ATM
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) C
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) B2C
3 2 (14.29%) EPoS
3 2 (14.29%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) OAuth
3 2 (14.29%) Data Entry

Smartcard
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) BASE24
1 1 (7.14%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) ATM
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQLite
General
1 2 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Payments Programme Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Programme Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Payments Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Payments Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Head of Communications
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Management Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Payments Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Payments Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Payments Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) OAuth
1 2 (14.29%) SAML
1 2 (14.29%) SPML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) LINQ
2 1 (7.14%) OpenID
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Contactless
1 4 (28.57%) EFT
1 4 (28.57%) EFTPOS
2 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (14.29%) EPoS
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) APACS
3 1 (7.14%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (7.14%) EMV
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile Commerce
2 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) B2C
3 2 (14.29%) Data Entry
3 2 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) BPMN
4 1 (7.14%) Content Development
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) NVQ Level 3
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO 8583
2 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) FIS
1 4 (28.57%) VeriFone
2 3 (21.43%) Ingenico
2 3 (21.43%) WorldPay
3 2 (14.29%) Elavon
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) Cubic Transportation
4 1 (7.14%) Hypercom
4 1 (7.14%) Sage
4 1 (7.14%) Thales
4 1 (7.14%) TSYS
4 1 (7.14%) VocaLink
4 1 (7.14%) Wincor Nixdorf